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The world's most precise measurement of the mass of the W boson, one of nature's elementary particles, has been achieved by scientists from the CDF and DZero collaborations at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The new measurement is an important, independent constraint of the mass of the theorized Higgs boson. It also provides a rigorous test of the Standard Model that serves as the blueprint for our world, detailing the properties of the building blocks of matter and how they interact.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120302132428.htm

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The world's most precise measurement of the mass of the W boson, one of nature's elementary particles, has been achieved by scientists from the CDF and DZero collaborations at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

So far, everything seems to be matching up -- not if the Higgs boson will just show up. :)
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So far, everything seems to be matching up -- not if the Higgs boson will just show up. :)

 
Hint of Higgs Particle Found in Data from Now-Defunded U.S. Collider
Scientific American

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Hint of Higgs Particle Found in Data from Now-Defunded U.S. Collider
Scientific American

Everything seems to be pointing to this mass/energy range. With luck, LHC folks will be able to get a 5 sigma result on the Higgs soon.
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